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Hi everyone, I'm concerned my 5 x 1oz Gold eagles could be fake :(

I inherited these from my mother. Her late husband purchased 30 of them.

They pass the "ring" test. They pass the size test. But...they don't pass the weight test...:( 

Around 19g ea. on all of them (real eagles weigh about 33g ea.). I'm probably going to take them to a local jeweler soon.

My question is we probably know these are fake so is it worth melting these down to get what gold is in these out of them?

 

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Weight test would be crucial as another alloy or plated material won't be the same. How far off is the weight?

https://www.uncommonwisdomdaily.com/counterfeit-gold-heres-can-tell-23868

There is a check list of tests listed towards the bottom of the page.

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Instead of looking at them purely as money why not appreciate them for another reason. You obtained them from your mother after she passed on. Make them valuable by seeing that they are more than just coins.

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